Former Bainbridge math teacher passes away

A well-known and much loved former math teacher from Woodward Middle School passed away unexpectedly Sunday, shortly after she retired from working on Bainbridge Island.

Mimi Fellores — a math teacher at Woodward Middle School who retired at the end of this past school year — died last weekend. She was 67.

"I am sorry for those of you who are hearing about this for the first time," said Jake Haley, Bainbridge High School principal, in an email to parents Wednesday afternoon. "It is painful to lose a member of our Bainbridge family so suddenly and especially difficult for family and friends."

Fellores had recently suffered from severe hip pain and was expected to receive hip replacement surgery.

Upon further inspection, however, doctors discovered that Fellores had cancer. It was untreatable, and she passed away Sunday, July 21.

"This has been a tremendous shock to family and colleagues as we all were looking forward to following Mimi's next journey into retirement," Haley said in his email to school staff.

Fellores' family will hold a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Seattle.


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